The BEng Technical Physics programme at UMCS offers three specialties Medical Physics, Computational Physics and Modern materials and measurement techniques - all of them are closely related to the development of modern technologies and the education of highly qualified personnel for the medical, IT, analytical and materials sectors. Students will attend both to basic courses in physics as well as to specialized lectures dedicated for obtaining practical skills in a chosen specialty. Large part of the course is dedicated for practical training in well-equipped laboratories and for professional practice classes. This set guarantees good quality of competences obtained by Students and good preparation for professional career.
The course is dedicated for Students seeking for practical knowledge of applied physics for medical practice. The Student will learn about the physical basics of medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices, learn about devices used in diagnostics (e.g. ultrasound, tomography, resonance) and medical therapy (e.g. x-ray and nuclear devices) and the principles of their safe use. Among the subjects preparing for the work of a medical physicist, there are also the basics of human anatomy and physiology, optics and its application in optometry. The Student acquires practical knowledge in specialist laboratories and clinical laboratories in the hospital, working with medical diagnostic equipment.
The specialization dedicated to Students interested in the use of computer science in solving physical problems. The offered subjects include, among others algorithms in computational physics, numerical methods and modeling of physical processes, quantum computing. Many subjects are carried out in the form of practical classes, such as microcontrollers and their application, interfaces and adjustment of control and measurement systems, engineering application programs, modeling and simulations of technical systems, methods of data processing and visualization. This specialization educates engineers with computer skills and specific application knowledge, very desirable in the IT, financial and insurance companies, analytical and technology industries.
Modern materials and measurement techniques
The specialty for those who are interested in the technological processes of creating new materials and laboratory work. Students will encounter modern materials and measuring techniques, high vacuum technology, nanophotonics, bio-nanotechnology, etc. The Student will learn the basics of practical mechanical processing of materials. The Student will have access to specialist student’s laboratories: solid state physics, nuclear physics, biophysics as well as the scientific laboratories.
Students may join also scientific research groups in the Institute of Physics. International exchange programs (like Erasmus) are available for Students. The University library offers access to necessary literature in English.
Institute of Physics is a well-recognized research center with numerous international scientific collaborations. We have got large experience in teaching both on bachelor, master and doctoral levels.
The course of Technical Physics lasts for 7 semesters (3.5 years). The Students will obtain engineer diploma that proof the qualification necessary for working as medical physicist, specialist IT engineer or engineer of modern materials. It allows also to continue studies for master diploma.
The program is open to all applicants, both national and international students.